Zhong Wang at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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DOE JGI's Zhong Wang on "Massive Discovery of Biomass Degrading Genes and Genomes in Rumen" at the 6th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Mary Ann Moran at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Mary Ann Moran of the University of Georgia on "Metatranscriptomics of Marine Microbial Communities" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

"Turning up the heat"

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DOE JGI's Thanos Lykidis and University of Illinois' Wen-Tso Liu discuss microbial communities that help clean up wastewater generated by a compound used to make plastics in this complement to the DOE Joint Genome Institute's news release (http://go.usa.gov/cBC).

Genetically Programmable Pathogen Sense and Destroy

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The video describes my invention of Engineered cells which can act as a live vaccine. These cells are programmed to intelligently detect a particular gut pathogen and then specifically and completely kill it without affecting the normal gut microbial flora. This automated approach thus prevents from horrible side effects of current antibiotics and growing resistance against them.

Metaproteomics as a key technology for characterizing the human microbiome Nathan C. VerBerkmoes, Oak Ridge National Labs

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The human microbiome is a complex system of many microbial communities inhabiting a diversity of environmental niches throughout the human body. With at least an order of magnitude more cells and even greater diversity of genetic potential these microbial communities continually interact with the human host cells in complex but controlled manner that lead to normal human health. Our knowledge of the structure and function of these communities and the interactions with the human host is...

Efficient Metagenomics Data Processing: Pitfalls and Solutions

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Nikos Kyrpides, Joint Genome Institute Co-authors: Kostas Mavrommatis, Natalia Ivanova Metagenomics has emerged as a powerful tool for exploration of the functional capabilities of microbial communities regardless of the ability of their members to grow in pure culture. However, little is known for the efficacy of the methods used to process these datasets. Further more, sequencing of environmental genomic DNA usually results in large, highly fragmented datasets representing a significant...